#15 Myles Burnsides
Hometown: Maryville, Mo.
Major: Business management and marketing
Daktronics Ron Lenz Defensive Player of the Year … Don Hansen's Football Gazette National Defensive Back of the Year … First-Team All-American by four publications … Second-Team Academic All-American by ESPN The Magazine … MIAA's Most Valuable Defensive Player … Unanimous First-Team All-MIAA selection … MIAA Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 27) ... named team Defensive MVP
Started all 15 games (has made 32 consecutive starts, 38 total) … led the MIAA and tied for seventh in the nation with six interceptions … ranked third on the team with 71 tackles … led the team with 43 solo stops … had 2.5 tackles-for-loss … forced a fumble which led to an immediate Northwest touchdown and a 31-13 lead against Pittsburg State (11/22) … blocked a punt against Fort Hays State (11/18), which led to a Northwest touchdown two plays later … executed a 36-yard run on a fake punt which led to a 1-yard touchdown one play later and the game's first score against Washburn (10/25) … had a career-high 12 tackles (10 solo) vs. Pittsburg State (11/22) … led Northwest in tackles four times ... MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll member
First-team All-MIAA defensive back ... second-team Don Hansen All-Southwest Region safety ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second-Team ... MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll
Started all 14 games (has made 17 consecutive starts, 23 total) ... led Northwest and ranked 84th nationally with 63 solo tackles ... tied for the team lead with two interceptions ... placed third on the team with 85 total tackles ... recovered a fumble in the season opener vs. Nebraska-Omaha (9/8) ... forced a fumble in the championship game vs. Valdosta State (12/15) ... had a team-high nine tackles vs. Nebraska-Omaha and a team-high eight tackles vs. Grand Valley State (12/8) ... returned an interception 27 yards for his first collegiate score vs. Southwest Baptist (9/29) ... recorded a career-high nine tackles three times: vs. Nebraska-Omaha, Central Missouri (10/13) and Chadron State (12/1) ... tied for the team lead with 13 tackles on special teams
All-MIAA honorable mention selection … earned Phil Voge Redshirt Freshman of the Year Award and was named Don Black Award Winner (Homecoming MVP) … took over the starting strong safety spot in Week 6 … tied for the team lead with three interceptions … garnered seven stops three times including the team's playoff win vs. Chadron State (12/2) … recorded at least four tackles in eight of his final nine games.
Maryville High School
Honored on the second-team all-state squad as voted on by the media ... first-team all-district and all-conference pick ... ranked first in his class academically ... graduated in 2005.
son of Mark and Marla Burnsides ... Born Oct. 11, 1986 ... Father played at Northwest